The Riddick film franchise began with the 2000 film Pitch Black. Now, after two live-action sequels, the franchise is finally set to receive its fourth installment with Riddick: Furya.
The fourth film of the series has been stuck in development for years now. But, as shared via Deadline, the film is now finally happening. Excitingly enough, it will not only include Vin Diesel back as the titular character, but director David Twohy is also set to return.
They’ve noted that David Twohy also wrote the screenplay for the film. Meanwhile, Vin Diesel will also produce under his One Race Films banner alongside fellow producer Samantha Vincent.
Here’s the plot of the new sequel:
“In the new film, Riddick finally returns to his home world, a place he barely remembers and one he fears might be left in ruins by the Necromongers. But there he finds other Furyans fighting for their existence against a new enemy. And some of these Furyans are more like Riddick than he could have ever imagined.”
Here’s what writer and director David Twohy had to share in a statement:
“Our legion fans have demanded it for years, and now we’re finally ready to honor their call to action with Riddick: Furya,” Twohy began. “My collaboration with Vin and One Race has spanned 20 fruitful years, as together we’ve created three movies, two video games, an anime production, and motion comics for the internet. This new big-screen event will see a return to Riddick’s homeworld, where we finally get to explore Riddick’s genesis.”
David Twohy previously directed the first three installments of the Riddick film franchise. The worldwide sales of the film are expected to be launched by Rocket Science and CAA Media Finance during next week’s European Film Market.
Stay tuned to ScreenGeek for any additional updates regarding Riddick: Furya as we have them. This is certainly an exciting time for fans of the sci-fi action series.